Writer: My Love Affair with Manhattan (Vignettes of a Life in the City). Other Writing: YA Fantasy Novel in progress. Also, Literary Fiction/Nonfiction, and Children's Fiction. Writing is like oxygen to me. Writing and all of the Arts have always been intertwined in every area of my life (as shown below). Because the Arts cross all boundaries, they free me to do so as well. And because of it, I'm experiencing extraordinary worlds that I would never have known.
Also Seasoned In: Editing, Interior Design/Art Consultation, Fashion Consultation, Visual Merchandising, Management/Organization, Project Management, Buying, Artist Representative, as well as in Retail and Luxury Sales with high profile companies in New York City, downtown Chicago, and Iowa.
As an Interior Design/Art Consultant: Have worked with, and personalized, over twenty-one styles, including Art Deco, Art Moderne, Asian,
Avant-Garde, American Country, English Country, French Country, Contemporary, Eclectic, Flea Market, Hi-Tech, Minimalist, Middle Eastern, Mission, Neo-Classic, Outsider Intuitive Visionary Art, Rustic, Sophisticated-Funk, Scandinavian, Traditional, Updated Traditional, and others.
As a Buyer of Furniture, Art, Accessories, and Giftware: Have attended and purchased at major design centers, showrooms, international trade fairs, flea markets, art fairs, and galleries in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, La Jolla, Atlanta, Dallas, and Boston.
Artist Representative for Outsider Intuitive Visionary Artist, in Chicago (2002-2003): Promotion/branding, curating, sales, designed invitations with artist, arrangements for commissioned works. Orchestrated, curated, hosted Solo Show in Chicago's Gold Coast. Worked on other Chicago shows, including: Juried art fairs and benefits. Commissioned works included: Portrait of baby (Chicago), and primitive mask for masquerade event (NYC).
GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
IN LOS ANGELES
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Beth Hillel Day School (Volunteering to help coach Literacy and the Arts)
The Window (An Artists' Salon)
La Jolla Library
IN NEW YORK / STILL ACTIVELY SUPPORTIVE OF ALL
New York Women in Communications, Inc.
Priority Films' RedLight Children Campaign
Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA)
Theater Salon (DECFA)
Drama Desk Awards
Larry King Cardiac Foundation
Boys' Towns of Italy, Inc.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Institute of International Education / IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund
Art & Architecture Review Committee of Saint Peter’s Church, in NYC (Member of AARC)
Chicago Women in Publishing
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Nominating Committee Chair for Board of Governors of the
North Side Affiliate 1999-2006)
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art (Marketing/Membership Committee 2003)
John David Mooney Foundation (Helped host events/dinners at the foundation’s
International Currents Gallery 1995-2006. Still actively supportive.)
Ed Paschke Foundation - (Still actively supportive.)
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Artists' Coalition
University of Tel Aviv, Israel
University of Iowa